EU ORGANIC FARMING REGULATION

NEXT Monday (June 12) will see a meeting of European Union (EU) agriculture ministers in Luxembourg to decide if negotiations can continue on the much-debated reform of the EU organic farming regulation ((EC) No. 1235/2008). Adopted by the European Commission in March 2014, the reform proposals aim to remove obstacles to organic production by introducing certificates to cut operators' costs, to avoid fraud and to regain consumer confidence by restricting organic products containing forbidden substances. They also aim to reflect the greatly increased size ...


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